The importance of bees, the lifecycle of a pipevine swallowtail butterfly, the history of Putah Creek, the benefits of a rain garden—these are just some of the topics covered by the new interpretive signage coming soon to the Arboretum GATEway Garden and Putah Creek Parkway explore. Thanks to a collaborative effort between staff, volunteers, the City of Davis, Yolo County Resource Conservation District and Tree Davis, we are excited to invite visitors to discover the newly-restored Putah Creek Parkway located just on the other side of the tunnel from the Arboretum GATEway Garden.
Learn about the native plants, wildlife, and restoration efforts that have turned the once-dry channel into a thriving urban greenbelt. Thank you to our members who helped support the development of this new signage! The signs are the culminating feature of a six-year CA Prop 84 Urban Greening Grant project that funded invasive plant removal, new native plantings, and trail improvements on the Putah Creek Parkway.